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Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Limp Bizkit, Frank Turner, Panic! At The Disco, Frank Iero and more have been announced for
The festival organisers have revealed over 50 new acts for the August Bank Holiday bash – with The Libertines rounding off the bill as headliners, joining the already-announced Metallica and Mumford & Sons.
The latest announcement sees the following bands set for Reading and Leeds 2015: The Libertines (headliner), Bring Me The Horizon (European festival exclusive), All Time Low, Limp Bizkit, Frank Turner (solo), Mastodon, Panic! At The Disco, New Found Glory, Ghost, Gojira, Marmozets, Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration, Bury Tomorrow, Cancer Bats, Neck Deep, Simple Plan, The Menzingers, While She Sleeps, Lonely The Brave, We Are The Ocean, Slaves, Modern Life Is War, American Football, Circa Waves and Radkey.
The main stages are looking awesome this year, with Bring Me The Horizon penned to open for Metallica on the Saturday night, and All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco, Lonely The Brave, Neck Deep and Marmozets all scheduled to play on Reading and Leeds’ biggest stage, too.
“We are extremely excited about being able to play on the main stage at our home town in Leeds and the legendary Reading festival. Bring it on!”
New Found Glory will be topping the bill on the Lock Up stage, which returns to Reading on the Friday, and Leeds on Saturday. Mastodon will be headlining the same stage on Saturday at Reading, and Sunday at Leeds. Also hitting up the Lock Up/Pit stage are Cancer Bats, FrnkIero Andthe Cellabration, Ghost, Gojira, The Menzingers, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow and Simple Plan.
The rest of the announcement reads as follows: A$AP Ferg, Alvvays, Ash, Azealia Banks, Ben Kahn, Boy Better Know, Brodinski, Camo & Krooked, Cardiknox, Coasts, Craze, Darlia, Dillon Francis, Django Django, DMA’s, Everything Everything, Flatbush Zombies, FTSE, Glass Animals, Gorgon City, Hudson Mohawke, Jake Isaac, Jamie XX, Kendrick Lamar, Knife Party, Krept & Konan, Lethal Bizzle, Little May, My Nu Leng, Nick Brewer, Oneman, Peace, Pell, Porter Robinson, Rae Sremmurd, Rat Boy, Ratking, San Fermin, Stormzy, Swim Deep, The Bulletproof Bomb, The Districts, The Maccabees, The Wombats, Toyboy & Robin, Tourist, Tyler, The Creator and Walking On Cars.
Reading and Leeds take place on August 28 – 30. Tickets are on sale now – pick ‘em up from the Kerrang! Ticket Store.
To get you in the mood for Bring Me The Horizon’s epic main stage slot, have a watch of their 11 Best Videos:
From eating chips on park benches to horrible mindfucks in churches, Horizon have done everything in their videos. Just look at these 11 bangers. Bonus points if you can tell us who’s in that Predator costume…
It would appear that in those early days, Bring Me The Horizon’s video budget stretched as far as a single faulty lightbulb and what looks like a kid’s painting of some lungs, with the change being used to make Oli Sykes’ teeth look cartoonishly menacing. It actually looked very good, though. Largely because it’s mostly darkness. Subtle.
Dear people in the pub in this video: TURN AROUND. Also, that’s not a very good looking cup of tea that woman’s making. But God, whatever it means, this stuff goes so well with the song. We imagine something to do with sleepwalking, but we don’t see anyone in pyjamas.
There’s a party going on! And it looks like it’s in the kitchen. Good God, this is a recipe for trouble. Look, there’s folks snogging and spilling beer everywhere. No, no, no. And who’s this fool in his underpants spilling fizzy pop all over himself? Mr Blobby, you were there, tell these kids to calm down or something.
Going on tour with Bring Me The Horizon looks like a right goof. Helpfully, they’ve shared all the best bits of touring that don’t involve a massive gig here. Although they’ve included the massive gig anyway. Sledging? Hitching a ride in a limo? Kissing a tiny puppy? Yeah, we’ll have some of that. Just call us Led Zep.
They’ve done funny videos, glorious videos and mad videos. Now here’s the really bleak one. It looks like a grainy, found-footage VHS, which is fine while the band are playing in a church. But the interspersed footage of nuclear explosions, a guillotine, a bloke threatening to blow his head off and other unpleasantries are surprisingly harrowing. Not one to watch at a party.
Ooh, slow-motion, black and white classy stuff. And, we’re pleased to note, somebody checked the spelling of ‘BMTH’ before they ordered those ginormous lightbulb-letters. Otherwise they\'d be in deep trouble.
Great song, probably doesn’t hurt that this is a killer video. But, let us ask you: didn’t you spend the whole running time wondering if that’s Ghost wandering around? Yeah, us too.
Fuck, Oli’s in an ambulance. Not for the first time, it would seem, either. There’s symbolism and un-subtle hints everywhere in this one, so you’ve got plenty to chew on. But the thing we’re wondering most is – did the band ask Jack Nicholson to wear his surgery mask from Batman and be in the video as the ambulance driver? If they did, he clearly said no.
You don’t need to have played it to know that Russian roulette is a very, very dangerous game. There’s a brilliant scene in The Deerhunter where you get to see how much you’d shit yourself when it’s Your Turn. But here, BMTH are doing loads of other dangerous stuff. Like playing guitars in space and going to midget sex dungeons full of weirdos huffing on some sort of gas. We’re not sure which is more dangerous, this or actual Russian roulette. Best be safe, wear a helmet anyway.
This doesn’t need a video to get you excited. It’s got that ‘This is Sempiternal’ war cry that’s one of the most exciting, life-affirming bits of any song from the last few years. But just to be sure, they’re in the snow, and Matt Nicholls looks like he’s playing drums with warning flares. And all of them being out without a coat on. Tsk.
Rotherham. Not the most exotic town sign to open your video. But this ain’t about setting, it’s about the character. “He’s having a really bad day, nothing goes right for him,” explained Lee Malia at the time. Who? Predator. For no reason. He wakes up: hangover. Goes for a haircut: rubbish. He even gets refused service at the chippy. Remember, even in small towns, Predators have feelings.
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